Rory had been thinking about a comment passed in his direction and in so doing, has come up with this for his weekly 24 hours blog question.
How attractive is passion to you? I don’t mean the eroticness of passion, l mean how do you view the quality in a person be it significant or not, or just in people you know?
Then as a second question set – list the qualities that you also find attractive in people.
If someone is passionate about something, I usually get caught up in their enthusiasm. It helps if it is a subject I understand or one that is of interest to me though. However, saying that doesn’t mean I would find that person uninteresting, and I appreciate them having such a stance on something they obviously felt so strongly about.
I have a passion for dogs. I love them all regardless of breed or size, though I’m not daft enough to think they are all cuties as some are not approachable! I’m not an expert on any, I don’t know all of the breeds by sight and always ask the owner if I can home in for a fuss.
Most dogs seem to love me, probably recognising me as a soft touch with a big heart.
We all have our specific interests, be it food, people, art, celebrities, sport etc. It’s good to have, until it becomes obsessive and then that’s a different kettle of fish.
Qualities I find attractive in other people:
Kindness and consideration to people and animals alike.
Compassion and empathy, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, a hand to hold, someone to hug.
Sense of humour.
Practical. We have become a throw away society, and with technology going the way it is and everything being connected to everything else, the old ways are being pushed into oblivion. The Mr Fix It will come back into his/her own when it all fails.
Supportive. I know for a fact that had I not had Hubby in my corner with my two cancer strikes, I would not have come out of it the way I have. The support I received through my blog was phenomenal and I shall never forget that.
Generous. Generosity has nothing to do with money here. It is being generous with your time, your ability, your skills.
Useful. Sounds daft, but a dear friend told me to keep Hubby as he was useful. He was breaking into her car at the time as she’s locked her keys in it. Useful also covers being able to cook, clean, look after themselves and not expecting everyone to do everything for them.
Generally being ‘nice’. How many people do you know who are genuinely nice ? I know of quite a few.